Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teanobi
Hojicha is composed of large Japanese green tea leaves and stems which are roasted to yield its distinctive color and flavor. Our Hojicha Stalk is exclusively made from tea leaf stems. The stems provide a longer lasting flavor and more infusions. Enjoy a mild roasted flavor with a deep and pleasant aroma. Yields a deep red colored tea.
This tea is grown exclusively in Kyoto, Japan. There are no preservatives or additives of any kind. Imported directly from Japan to preserve peak freshness.
This is one of the most impressive Hojicha teas I’ve ever encountered. The color is much deeper and darker in color than other Hojicha teas I’ve tried, and as it infused, the delicious roasty-toasty smell filled the kitchen. YUM!
Of course, that roasty-toasty smell translates into the flavor, giving the cup a very agreeable roasted nut flavor. It is a smooth, rich tasting Hojicha that doesn’t come across as too heavy. Light in body … rich in flavor!
The roasted quality of Hojicha tends to give the natural sweetness of the tea a caramelized flavor, and that is no exception with this Hojicha. It is sweet with a burnt-sugar flavor that is irresistibly delicious. In fact, I am having a hard time sitting my teacup down long enough to type, I just want to keep on sipping!
Overall, this cup is very pleasant and mellow – perfect for evening, and since Hojicha tends to have less caffeine than most other teas, it won’t keep me up all night, either. I also find Hojicha to be very soothing on my stomach (and my nerves), which is exactly what I need later in the day.
If you like Hojicha, this is one that needs to be on your “to try SOON” list!